Dr. Fatima Al-Shamsi is the former Deputy Executive Director for Administrative Affairs at Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi (SUAD), and a former Secretary-General of United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, and a Master of Economics from the University of Baltimore, USA. She has held several academic and administrative positions and served as a Consultant to the UAE National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority.
Dr. Fatima Al-Shamsi’s research interests deal with economic development issues and women studies. She has many research publications in refereed academic journals and presented research papers in different conferences. Dr. Al-Shamsi is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Gulf States Institute, Washington D.C., and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Economic Research Forum (ERF), Cairo, Egypt, since 2014. Dr. Al-Shamsi is a founding member of the ERF chapter in Dubai.